Blog: Advocacy

Guest Blog: Investing in Community Wellbeing

13 December 2017

This blog is written by Robert Marks, a policy adviser, member of the Government Economic Service and volunteer from Pro Bono Economics, the charity that helps other charities and social enterprises understand and improve their impact and value, with a central focus on well-being.

It accompanies the launch of a PBE report for Power to Change, the trust focused on improving the environment for community business in England. A guide for community business and report on...

The Economic Value of Volunteering

26 May 2017

NCVO national volunteering week is 1st – 7th June and so this is a great moment to highlight the work of Pro Bono Economics (PBE) volunteers and their contribution in providing economic advice and analysis to charities. But this also provides a good opportunity to highlight the many ‘layers’ of economic value that volunteering can provide to the people and charities helped, the wider community and also to the volunteers themselves.


Guest Blog: Is our sport upside down? Should we focus our resources on the grassroots?

7 March 2017
Have we got our sporting priorities wrong? By Mark Gregory, Chief Economist at EY

This article is taken from Mark Gregory's blog. Original post here ( ).

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Guest Blog: International Volunteer Day 2016: How can volunteering benefit your career?

5 December 2016

International Volunteer Day 2016: How can volunteering benefit your career?

By Daniel Henry

One of the biggest barriers to volunteering is a lack of time due to our working commitments. So on this year’s International Volunteer Day, we ask; what if you could volunteer by using the skills and expertise you’ve gained in your profession to benefit a charity whilst furthering your career?...

The "Enlightened Economist" blog

25 June 2013

Diane Coyle writes about her lecture for PBE last night, and some of the responses to it - positive and negative - on her Enlightenment Economics blog: Positive, normative and provocative economics.